John Oliver: ‘This week America’s dog-whistle racism became uncomfortably loud’

On Last Week Tonight, Oliver discussed Unite the Right 2 and a controversial anti-immigration monologue by Laura Ingraham

On Last-place Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed this past weekend’s” Unite the Right 2″ mobilize, which occurred on the one-year remembrance of the rampages in Charlottesville last summer.

” We begin with prejudiceds ,” Oliver kicked happens off.” They’re the reason 911 now has to answer calls with:’ Is this a real disaster, or is there merely a black person nearby ?’

” As we tape this see, right now tonight, the’ Unite the Right 2′ rallying is gale down ,” he continued.” A big dozens of white-hot nationalists apparently gathered in DC, where they were met by the thousands of counter-protesters announcing them all assholes .”

” While that numerical incompatibility is heartening, let’s not get too reassured here ,” Oliver memorandum.” Because this week also produced a visceral remember of the problems that we’re facing .”

The host then depicted footage from CNN, where an opinion poll evidenced 49% of Americans reflect Donald Trump is a prejudiced while 47% don’t.

” It is both outraging that it’s 49% and it’s similarly sickening that it’s only 49% ,” Oliver said.” It’s like simply 49% of parties thinking that Kermit is a frog.

” Today’s proof ,” Oliver continued,” is just the pinnacle of a few weeks in which America’s regular dog-whistle intolerance grew uncomfortably thunderous .”

He proceeded to show a widely mocked clip from Fox News’ anchor Laura Ingraham’s broadcast last week. In it, she says” the America we know and adore doesn’t exist any more”, denouncing both illegal immigration and legal immigration, which she said ” progressives adore “.

” Wow, she just came right out and said it, in the scripted note, straight down the camera, knowing her mic was on ,” the multitude said.” No economic distres , no’ Some of them are good parties ‘. Time:’ I don’t want people who don’t look like this here .'”

Oliver went on:” While Ingraham subsequently tried to say her statements had nothing to do with hasten, it is worth noting that no less an power than David Duke, former grand warlock of the Klan, announced it one of the most important honest sermons in the history of the mainstream media.

” When the former is chairman of the Klan likes what you’re doing, that should give you real delay ,” Oliver said.” Make me give it this direction: if immediately after this taping, Dr Larry Nassar caught me in the hallway and said:’ Hey man, loved your register ,’ I’d think long and hard about what the fuck I just said .”

Read more: https :// www.theguardian.com/ tv-and-radio/ 2018/ aug/ 13/ john-oliver-last-week-tonight-recap-unite-the-right

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